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Best Schools 2014

Public or private? We did the homework for you in our exclusive ranking of 65 area high schools. Plus, why the new president of the state’s teachers union wants to abolish testing altogether, and how Northeastern gamed U.S. News’s college-ranking system.

This Just In

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The Patrick Problem

Nobody on the Democratic ticket wants to criticize Deval—which is playing right into Charlie Baker’s hands.

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The $7 Billion Destroyer

Being built in Bath, Maine, and programmed by the Waltham-based Raytheon, the newly christened Zumwalt is the world’s most expensive killing machine afloat.

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The Home of FOMO

The madness over our Fear of Missing Out began just across the Charles River, exactly a decade ago.

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Fanatic Proposals

Here’s how to knock your loved one’s sox off, and how much it’ll set you back.

Best Schools in Boston